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Table 1 Comparison of PCR and palp ratio (cut-off 0.81) for identification of putative A. melas from the Western Region and A. gambiae from Ashanti Region (controls) for species identification

From: Palp ratio as a field identification tool for two members of the Anopheles gambiae complex in Ghana (A. melas and A. gambiae)

Species Western Region Ashanti Region
(Study area) (Control area)
PCR (%) Palp ratio (%) PCR (%) Palp ratio (%)
A. gambiae s.l. 296 1265 164 856
A. melas 296 (100) 1075 (85.1) 0 (0) 87 (10.2)
A. gambiae s.s. 0 (0) 189 (14.9) 164 (100) 769 (89.8)